Black is Back

There used to be a time when I would only wear black. Black shirts, black dresses, black pants, black black. It was the worst. I would always use the excuse “But everything goes with it!” — even though the only things I was probably mixing were different shades of black. Does light black go with dark black?


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I eventually outgrew that phase (thank goodness), started embracing color, and realized that my life had been changed forever. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea. No more black in my wardrobe!

So, when Vannia of Flair Miami reached out to me about this amazing event that she has coming up I was ecstatic! Of course I would attend and help host. I absolutely would love to create outfit posts to share with the other hosting bloggers.  I definitely can add my own twist to the LBD.


*record scratch*

No I couldn’t because I literally had no black dresses in my closet. None. At all… except for a “clubbin” dress, but it wasn’t that type of party. How did the girl who once wore only black not have even one legitimate LBD, a staple that every lady should have? Because I’m extreme, that’s why. It’s either all or nothing — no in between!

Of course that’s unreasonable so I had to go on the hunt for a little black dress.


I got this one from Ross for only 15 bucks and paired it with a chambray shirt via Target. My belt and earrings are from Forever 21, hat is from H&M, and flats are from Macy’s.

IMG_4838 I wanted to go for a casual look so I finished the outfit with a little arm candy. A few of the bracelets (and the ring) are some old things that I had lying around, but the center stack is a lovely piece from The UAPO’s Akola Project that I purchased at CX2Project. And get this — it’s made of recycled Valentine’s chocolate wrappers!

IMG_4832So there you have it. My take on the LBD: casual, comfy, chambray. The search was definitely less painful than I thought it would be. And in case you were wondering where I stand with noir — black is back! At least for today anyway.

P.S. Don’t forget to check out how Vannia of Flair Miami and Kristin of Fancy Things Blog style their little black dresses! 

<3 Maika

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    1. Thanks Kestrel! I’m happy that I did a casual LBD look. Sometimes, you just want to keep it simple, you know? ~Maika

  1. I am the exact same way! I literally had to buy a LBD this year because I didn’t have one! I love the detail around the neck of yours and the shirt looks great!

    1. Thanks Caroline! I was originally just going to wear the LBD, but it looked so boring and drab. The chambray shirt added a little something to the outfit and I’m glad I decided to wear it! 🙂 ~Maika

  2. Helllooo darling!
    The shot of the red car and the wheels was provided by the event photographer, as were the two shots of the food (deviled eggs and bruschetta).
    I don’t know anything about photography, I have a standard kit lens. 18-55. I shoot on macro without flash for closeups and I use portrait mode for my outfit shots. Never flash.
    I get in tight around the shot so that I can try to get that little bokeh effect around the background? I have Adobe Photoshop so I use filters sometimes and I brighten the photos.

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